Garrett and Sam were knee deep in wedding planning when they heard the news. There was an avalanche in Alaska. Aaron, a groomsman, was caught in it while heli-ski guiding. He didn’t make it.
Twelve weeks later, with the grief still fresh, Garrett and Sam became Mr. and Mrs (just last weekend). Aaron’s cowboy boots were carried down the aisle and placed at the end of the groomsmen lineup to honor him. While they were being carried, Sam was waiting with her Dad to walk down the aisle when a single bird flew overhead. Josh was at the right place at the right time and happened to catch the moment.
It was a gorgeous Central Oregon day at Triple D Ranch in Bend. There was a perfect mix of joy and grief and celebration and life long friendship. It was such an honor to capture it all.
Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Wales! Here’s a peek at the day.